Long Marston Model Air Show – IMPORTANT

As mentioned in our last committee meeting minutes, from 8am on Friday June 2nd until 5pm on Sunday June 4th 2017 access to the club facilities will not be permitted due to activities on the main runway and overflying of the club strip by show pilots.

Please do not attempt to access the club facilities at this time for any reason without prior permission and clearance from the show organisers who’s decision is final.

Remember that you represent the club and your fellow members. A failure to comply with this requirement or follow instructions from the airshow organisers and their representatives does nothing to help our very good relationship with the airfield who have been relentless in their support of our club for a good number of years.

Please remember that access to Avonvale MFC Members is discounted on presentation of your current club membership card at the entrance to this year’s show and I hope to see you there.

Committee meeting minutes – 22nd March 2017

Please see attached the most recent committee meeting minutes for your information:

Avonvale Model Flying Club Minutes 220317

Airfield Ops – user of runway notification change – Cycling

Could members please be wary of cyclists using the airfield at these times should you go to the airfield in the evenings. The club calendar has been updated.

Commencing Monday 3rd April the top end of the drag strip run-off area (from the closed section to the cross runway opposite the white wall) is going to be used by Stratford Cycling Club Junior Section from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm. The club will also be using this area on Thursday 6th April from 6.30 pm to 7.30pm as well. The club have booked this area to run the proceeding Monday’s and Thursday’s until mid-July. Dates and times (which are variable) have now been added to the attached version 2 of the 2017 Grass & Tarmac Operating Times schedule. These can be viewed and marked in red as additions to the schedule.

Obviously this is in the interest of safety to children and parents taking part in these events as well as your selves at the times specified. So to avoid any unwanted confusion the Grass Runway will operate during these times until the Tarmac runway becomes available.

Stratford Cycling Club have a growing team of young riders from age five to sixteen, dosage many of whom have achieved success in circuit racing, healing track and cyclo cross races. They provide a variety of coaching sessions to suit different disciplines and abilities. The club is also committed to introducing and developing young people to cycling in a safe and fair environment, and is proud to be Go-Ride Club Mark Accredited by British Cycling and Sport England. Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people, and provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

MAR 18-19 NO FLY – International Jet Meet

Please be advised that an International Jet Meet is scheduled to take place on the airfield over the weekend of 18th-19th March 2017.

There will therefore be no flying permitted and no access to the club facilities on these days.

NO FLY ! – Fun Run Saturday 11th March 2017

Please be advised that a Fun Run is taking place on the airfield this Saturday and that you will not be allowed on site until after 3pm. I have updated the club calendar but please let your fellow members know to avoid disappointment.

Airfield Ops – Wed 8th March 2017

Hi everyone

Just a quick line to say that there will be some filming taking place on the drag strip on Wednesday 8th March commencing at 9.00 am and will probably last until 5.00 pm. This may stretch out to the drag strip run-off area to please be vigilant during the day. This is for a new TV show about cars filmed by Shire North.

Also a quick reminder as well at the annual March Raceways Run takes place this coming Saturday 11th March. Set up will take place on during the day on Thursday 9th.

Any problems please get in touch with either myself or Emily.



Club Talk @ North Worcester Model Flying Club

Dear Avonvale Club Members, discount

We have been kindly invited to attend a talk by Manny Williamson Development Officer for the BMFA by the North Worcester Club.

The event details are as follows:

• Thursday 16th March 2017
• Venue Cricket Club at Studley
o Address: Washford Fields, malady Birmingham Rd, Studley B80 7BG
o Google map https://goo.gl/maps/QRoNU4Af5g62

• The room is open from 6:30pm with the talk starting at 7:30pm
• There will be a bar and food laid on for a very small fee of £3:00 to cover cost of food.

Topic that will be covered.
The BMFA as you know is developing the National Flying Centre.
Changes to the Achievement schemes.
Drone Safety.
Continued pressure on flying sites.

All in this should be a great evening of Aeromodelling.

Best Regards

Darren McCalla
Club Secretary

Membership forms issued and available

Following decisions made at the AGM, new memberships for the forthcoming year have now been emailed to members and are also available for download on the web site’s membership page in either PDF or Word format.

You can also download using the following links:

PDF format: amfc-membership-form-2016-2017-v2
Word format: amfc-membership-form-2016-2017-v2

Airfield Ops: Wed 9th – Thu 10th, Sat 12th Nov 2016

[Correction from Jerry, filming will be taking place Wed/Thur and not Tue/Wed as originally posted – thank you]


I hope everyone is feeling better than I am at the minute. I don’t think it will affect any of you but during tomorrow while the weather’s good (until lunchtime) and most of Wednesday there will be some filming going on at different locations around the drag strip area and the airfield using 4 Cafe Racer bikes. There will be 8 to 10 people around so please be vigilant.

Also just a quick reminder that its the annual airfield 10K run this Saturday 12th. It will have the same format as the one that takes place in March and July with the run beginning at 10am and then completed by 2.30/3.00 ish. Whilst the run is taking place the white cross will be out. During these times we are unable to have any flying taking place on either the grass or tarmac runway as there are many pedestrians around on all parts of the runways. This is the exact same format as the other runs that we have on site. Once the run is complete flying can continue as normal. There will be some setting up on Thursday afternoon and part of Friday. Any problems please give Emily a shout.